Operation of Vehicles (Support)

Operation of Vehicles (Support)

SB 116 (Baxley) and CS/HB 117 (Stone) include authorized emergency, sanitation, utility service worker and wrecker operator in the definition of “vulnerable road user”. The bills also require drivers to reduce their speed and/or vacate the lane closest to the worker when possible. 

CS/HB 117 was amended to specify when a vehicle must vacate the lane that a bicycle or pedestrian traveling in the same direction is in. The bill requires the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to provide an educational awareness campaign on bicycle and pedestrian safety. (Branch)